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Nov 25, 2012 8:30pm PST
evening, i'm kris sanchez in for diane dwyer tonight. this was a deadly weekend on california's roadways. the california highway patrol and local law enforcement agencies report an increase in the number of fatalities during what is one of the busiest travel times of the year. one of them happened just last night and it is heartbreaking. a deadly crash on highway 50 need placerville that killed three members of a bay area family. kimberly terry is live in the newsroom with more on this investigation and what could have been the deadly crash. >> the crash happened yesterday evening and investigators have been working on piecing together exactly what happened to cause the accident that took four lives. >> along the four-lane stretch of highway near placerville, a toyota prius carrying a family from san francisco was coming out of the mountains when it swerved into the path of oncoming traffic hitting a minivan. >> there's no information leading to any impairment of the driver. >> a 39-year-old man, a woman and a boy in the prey yus were killed. a 10-year-old girl was hospitalized with seve
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Nov 6, 2012 3:00pm PST
. half of california voters have already voted by mail. nbcabduro santiago joins us. >> we are at a tiny place on nop hill. only about eight voting booths and this place was packed for the first couple of hours open and then the number of voters slowed down significantly to barely a trickle. and it's been that way at a lot of polling places earlier when we were at san francisco city hall poll workers manned the front steps to collect ballot dropped off there. there is a bit of a line downstairs at the polling station where a few dozen people waited to cast their ballot. as voters made their decisions, workers for department of election were busy counting ballots. voters who do take part in every election and also some first time voters. >> my business is important so i tried to come out and do my civic duty. you know, i come out. >> i think it is really exciting. this is my first time being able to vote in a major elocation because i'm finally old enough. so it is exciting for me. >> we would normally be at the playground. but we had a little detour. so yeah, we are going to the lib
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Nov 3, 2012 8:00pm PDT
northern california. >> he's been making deadlines covering stories that have impacted lyes and shaped the bay area's rich history. she's never backed down. not even tear gas could stop her. >> you heard it. the tear gas just went off and it's pretty strong. >> she's covered just about every story out there. not only that she's one of the funniest and kindest people i know. everyone just loves cheryl and congratulations. >>> children from all over the bay area had a chance to unleash their inner scientist today. thousands after families headed to at&t park for the bay area science festival discovery day. more than 150 labs and businesses set up exhibits and demonstrations. organizers hope today's event will want to learn more about science engineering and technolo technology. >> the future of science, of clinical care depends on the best kids caring about the subjects and thinking they are fun and exciting and interesting. this festival is all about that. >> this was the second year this event was held. about 25,000 people showed up. 25,000. i said that. that's 4,000 more than l
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Nov 22, 2012 8:30pm PST
one from the bay area. >> from california, the saratoga marching band and color guard. stunts from every continent on the globe are wepd. >> they did a fan taft iblg job. the band and color guard was one of 11 bands nationwide chosen to participate in the parade and at the end of the parade a special appearance by santa, mrs. claus and the elves who made a trip from the north pole. many of us cooked for a family today but probably not as big as the family one 15-year-old oakland boy was hosting. a lack at his special way for life. >> reporter: michael caroway believes thanks is doled out one plate at a time. four years ago when he was just 11 years old a liver transplant saved his life. >> well, it all started when my mom actually wanted it know what i wanted to do to pay it forward and i asked her what it means, and she said to give something to someone and not expect anything in return. >> reporter: since then he and his family have paid it forward by organizing a thanksgiving faed for the needy at this west oakland park. a picture of caroway's liver donor is nearby as a reminder
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Nov 4, 2012 8:30pm PST
romney a zseven-point lead among men. >>> california teachers spent their sunday rallying for proposition 30 to prevent billions of dollars in cuts to education. educators and other supporters are manning phone banks and goes door to door. and today, gavin newsom told a group in freemont that the future of the schools is on the line tuesday. >> we can't after tord the mafoe cuts to the most poor. i'm a democrat like you. we want to prevent disease. >> prop 30 would cause increasing taxes on those individuals making more than $300,000. and if passed the proposition with the most votes will become law. >>> californians are facing big decisions on election day. there is a plethora of statewide issues and among the most controversial is proposition 34 which would repeal the death penalty, and we have more on why voters don't know about it. >> well, this ballot has a lot for voters to consider, and prop 34 is being overshadowed for tax increases and local and state and national elections. >> well, prop 34 is the one i am paying attention to. >> reporter: it would end the death penalty and repl
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Nov 14, 2012 11:00pm PST
men and women serving the california national guard. a vital reserve military force serving our country in critical times of need. >> sitting in that chair is against everything you've ever learned in the military. true? >> true. >> reporter: her story started with the simple opening of a dollar bill. >> one day i was cleaning out the box and i found nicely folded a dollar bill. i opened it up. and it had the word on it. >> reporter: she was checking money from the cash box of her informal snack bar. >> i opened it up. i saw what was on it. i asked questions about it. how dare they do this. and then one of my officers in my office, he came and took the dollar bill out of my hand and he changed the n to a b. >> why? >> reporter: in his interview he said to deescalate the issue. to calm me down. >> reporter: following the incident, she sent this e-mail over the one in her office. it included, i am requesting that such divisive and negative feelings be kept to yourself. five days later, another dollar bill. >> i open the bill and i discovered this one. folded in the same way that t
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Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm PST
that's preventing gay couples in california from getting married. cheryl hurd joins us with more on this ripple effect. no matter which way the court decides. cheryl? >> supreme court justices will be behind closed doors tomorrow, the end result of that meeting may mean that gay couples will flock here to san francisco's city hall to get married. or they may not. >> this time we think this is finally it. >> tom watson was fifth in line to get their marriage license two years ago. when the courts decided to put gay marriage on hold. >> i feel like we're seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. we're hopeful about what could happen in the next few days. >> on friday, nine supreme court justices are scheduled to meet behind closed doors and decide if they will take a series of cases. one of them is the federal defense of marriage act. the other is prop 8. the ban on same sex marriage in california. >> it's very very likely the court will take at least one of the cases challenging the federal defense of marriage act. the federal law that prevents the federal government from recognizin
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Nov 8, 2012 11:00am PST
carjacking. part of a crime spree that started in southern california with his wife, tania washington, and allegedly included a jail break and wounding a deputy. prosecutors say on october 5th, they killed ko at her home. on the same day, they robbed a k-mart in sunol. they allegedly stole ko's car. ended up in washington state where they led police on a chase. we tried to speak with the public defender this morning who declined. but prosecutors say that the couple had no tie to hercules. if convicted, they could face life in prison or the death penalty. but prosecutors say that they haven't decided whether or not to pursue the death penalty in this case. he is due back in court on november 16th at 1:30. reporting live in richmond, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >>> the man in jail accused of gunning down a well-known east palo alto community activist could soon be set free. san mateo county judge dismissing a murder charge against gregory elarms. police say he killed david lewis outside the hillside shopping center back in june of 2010. the judge says police violated elarms' fifth ame
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Nov 15, 2012 6:00pm PST
question in california and on the west coast. they've found that supply and demand dynamics are what determine the price of fuels. >> an industry spokesman says refineries are playing by the fluls a tightly balanced market. lawmakers say they've got a lot of questions that still need answers. >> there are more hearings scheduled for the coming weeks and coming months. one thing that was revealed today is that refineries are not required to report to the state when they have scheduled maintenance or unplanned shutdowns. the senator wants to change that. reporting live in richmond, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >>> thank you, jodi. >> the bankrupt solyndra has a new buyer. there's been a sale approved to sea gate technology for $90 million. drastically below the $300 million it cost to build the pa silt. the plans to use the building for research and development. solyndra received a half billion dollar loan from the government to create that building. how could it have happened? that's what parents are asking tonight after a registered sex offender was allowed on campus i
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Nov 29, 2012 11:00am PST
golfing in california. >> we'll wish him well and a speedy recovery. >>> still at 11:00, california about to feel the power. that's right. officials say it's going to pump some much-needed money into the state. >>> and brian wilson's beard is black for now. but could it be blue next week? is he going to turn into a smurf? he may be on the move to an archrival's roster. >> who could that be? also, we'll take a look at the markets and all the other big news. >>> mitt romney was at the white house today for a private lunch with president obama. the president making good on an election night promise to talk with the former governor and listen to his ideas on just how to move the country forward. romney is also expected to meet with his former running mate, congressman paul ryan who is working on fiscal cliff negotiations on capitol hill. >>> speaking of that fiscal cliff, both democrats and republicans right now still battling to try and find a compromise. top white house negotiate easy heading to capitol hill today to keep those talks going, trying to avoid that looming deadline. traci
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Nov 16, 2012 5:00pm PST
california was promptly arrested. cheryl hurd joins from us oakland international. a news conference just wrapped up. what do we know now? >> reporter: that's right. alameda county sheriffs are not releasing a picture of the watch but i did get a glimpse at it. it is silver in color. it had wires coming out of it. it had a toggle switch on it. the man arrested called it art but it did not look like art to me. here's a picture of the man arrested. his name is jeffrey mcgann. 49 years old from southern california. police say he was here for a one-day trip. he flew in around 11:00 and attempted to fly out at 7:00 p.m. tsa officials flagged the watch down as he was going through screening. they said it just didn't look like. listen into j.d. nelson with the alameda county sheriff's department. >> why would anyone come to the airport with a watch with wires coming out of it, a toggle switch, fuses, a circuit board and think that was okay? that's not okay. the totality of the situation made the deputies arrest him and he was arrested for possession of material that can make a de
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Nov 9, 2012 6:00pm PST
can seep o see our cold sto system to the south. two tornado reports in southern california. for us, wind that top 60 miles per hour. not only that, but light thing early this morning, in san francisco. and also in oakland. and hail reports that covered even parts of highway 101 near the san francisco airport. producing a multiple car accident. and then, at the peak of this weather, army this morning, at least 900 power outages were reported. now, look at this. this is the instance of some of the hail that we had come down. this picture coming to us from oakland and hartnit through national weather service. not a white ground. that is all hail covering the ground, the chairs, also, some of the benches back there. so, let's get a look right now. tracking more active tee here across the santa cruz mountains. not done yet, the cold core, low-pressure system has enough instability we are looking at a few areas of downpours expected for tonight. this particular thunderstorm, cell, across santa cruz mountains, 1/2 inch and/or greater per hour. isolated flooding concerns for the mountains.
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Nov 29, 2012 11:00pm PST
. >>> coming up, why runways are dark tonight at a california airport. >>> plus, the mayan calendar predicts the world is coming to an end next month. or does it? why doomsday could be just the beginning. >>> the rain intensifying right now. a live shot from san rafael. you can see the rain is coming down hard. residents there getting soaked. jeff raineri rejoins in five minutes with an update on what's ahead for this weekend. you can follow us on twitter. just search for nbc bay area. we'll be tweeting traffic troubles and weather updates tomorrow morning. >>> authorities are searching for an 11-year-old girl, who phoenix police say she was taken out of the hospital with a catheter in her heart. the person who took her? police say it's her mother. these surveillance pictures were taken last night, when the young girl was walked out of the phoenix children's hospital. her parents brought her there to be treated for leukemia. during her treatment, a chest catheter was placed in her heart. the little girl's arm was amputated due to infections. for unknown reasons, police say her mothe
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Nov 5, 2012 11:00am PST
>>> $11 million flowing into california from out of state all to defeat proposition 30. i'm christie smith. we will have reaction from local educators coming up in a live report. >>> did the naked man shot and killed by fremont police last night have some sort of death wish? i'll have that story coming up. >>> and a mother's attempt to give her son a better view turned tragic. >>> and a live look. what a nice day in store for us which has already begun. looking out at san jose. maybe some haze there. we will have a full look at the forecast with christina. the news at 11:00 starts now. >>> good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. >> and i'm jon kelley. we begin with decision 2012 and the race for the white house. yes, one more day to go. the candidates making the final push in six swing states. >> in 25 minutes, president obama will be holding a rally in ohio. earlier this morning, he was in madison, wisconsin for another rally telling voters there, quote, it's time to finish what we started. the president will wind up election day eve in iowa. >> and meanti
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Nov 7, 2012 11:00pm PST
california attorney general to determine what the best path is going to be. for us to take.ç >> we reached ilam's attorney by phone tonight who claims it's clear it was a violation. >> we're repeatedly askedç for legal advice, asked for an attorney, despite the fact that the officers were telling him that you would go home in a day. >> to this day, carl lewis still dent know why elarms would kill her son, someone elarms once called a friend. she's hoping a trial will give her an answer. >> it's been very hard onç me because david was my on son, my only child, you know.ç elrarms is still in jail tonight. the district attorney's office says it should know by next tuesday if it will refile the murder charge or repeal the judge's decision.ç >> thank you, george. the airport shut down. copsç investigating a suspicio package found inside a car. this is what we know. police are making a routine strafic stop near the matrix casino. they searched the car,ound a package and called the bomb squad. place say the traffic will be shut down for the next few hours while they investigate.
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Nov 16, 2012 6:00pm PST
arrested, 49-year-old jeffrey mcgann from southern california. police say he was boarding an airplane headed to lax. a tsa person spotted the watch. it looked like it contained bomb-making material. police say it had a circuit board inside the watch but it was not a bomb, and there's a lot of other things that made this man and this watch suspicious. >> it was a one-day turn around flight so he's out and back within a day. he was wearing a military-style shirt that has aç tourniquet built into it so if you receive a traumatic injury to your arm you can tighten the tourniquet and it will stop the bleeding. not a common item for civilians to wear. >> reporter: police also tell us tonight that mcgann was wearing unusual shoes, work boots with a removable sole inside and they were also two sizes too big. all of this considered evidence, police say, that mcgann considered himself an artist and he says that the watch was art. he is also being held at the sana'a rita jail. >> just a little odd. thank you very much, cheryl. >>> well, now that the bay area is on storm watch. we've s
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Nov 19, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >> reporter: here's some perspective. there are 12 police chiefs in california who once climbed the ranks here in san jose. hayward, daly city, san leandro to name a few. if you think they're not keeping an eye on what's happening here in san jose, you might want to think again. live in san jose, i'm damian trujillo, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, damian. >>> the hunt is on for a man who police say is one of two suspects that went on a crime spree ultimately killing a young man and injuring an officer. tonight, the reward money has been increased. nbc bay area's kris sanchez has new details and joins us from the 7-eleven in san jose. that's where that crime spree turned deadly. >> reporter: hi, there. yes, the suspect in custody and the one still on the loose fired directly at that police officer as he sat in his car, a sitting duck, so to speak. he ducked under his dash just to make sure that he could survive the accident. that was after the suspects gunned down a young man here at the 7-eleven after trying to carjack him. a collection of things that remind rory parkpettiford's friends
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Nov 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
will make a journey of at least 50 miles this thanksgiving in california. right now the travel rush doesn't look too bad but let's show what you it looks like on 101 and palo al itto. nearly half of themre expected to hit the road today at some point. 80 and emeryville, that one is crowded. chp says it will be out in force this holiday to crack down on anyone who may be out having a little too much to drink and driving tipsy. >> as for our airport, surprisingly smooth. no major problems is the sfo or oakland. this is just the beginning of this holiday season. things can change quickly. when you fly, choose your airport wisely. here is nbc bay area's joe risotto jr. >> reporter: despite warnings traveling on the busiest travel day of the year, this person braved sfo on a pilgrimage home to new jersey. >> trying to go home to see my family for thanksgiving, and my high school reunion. >> reporter: after flying in and out of sfo over the years, he was bracing for the worst. he spent plenty of time here mainly because of weather delays. >> that's when it's really bad with the fog. you c
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Nov 26, 2012 11:00pm PST
. ambassador killed in libya has been laid to rest in california. a wreath of roses and american flag and handwritten notes mark the site in this cemetery where chris stevens was buried friday. stevens' family chose the site because their ancestors are from the area. >> my only thought is, they brought him home. >> stevens was born in the area and graduated here. >>> u.n. ambassador and stanford grad, susan rice, will meet with john mccain tomorrow morning. rice will be asked by the senate foreign relations committee to explain her comments following that attack that killed ambassador stevens. rice initially described the event as a spontaneous fact. rice is considered president obama's first choice for secretary of state when hillary clinton steps down in january. >>> it is tuesday morning in cairo. a little after 9:00 a.m. but overnight, we saw more skirmishes between demonstrators and riot police. a handful of protesters threw rocks. and police fired back with tear gas. the protesters have gathered in tahrir square for a massive protest later today against president mohamed morsi's con
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Nov 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
california highways. six bay area deaths added to the statistic. the highway patrol reports crashes killed 31 people from wednesday through sunday. that's up 48% from last year. among the casualties, two san bruno sisters who were not wearing seat belts when their father hit a parked patrol car. the chp says 21 of the 31 people who lost their lives weren't wearing seat belts. in placerville, officials aren't sure if it was a deer or drowsiness that led to a head-on collision. three members of an oakland family in a prius and a 4-year-old girl died in that van. officials warn drowsiness can be as deadly as drinking when it comes to driving on the road. >>> with the fiscal cliff looming, the white house today continued its hard line, insisting that tax rates have to rise for the rich, and warn that any more delays would ruin consumer confidence. there are signs of movement on capitol hill, but democrats are not willing to cut social security and medicare. and while some republicans agree the rich should pay more, they want to raise money by reducing deductions, not through higher tax
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Nov 27, 2012 6:00pm PST
working northern california right now. plus 400 other first responders and repair crews ready to go. plus 1200 customer service reps ready for whatever the weather will bring. >> we will try to minimize the impact. >> reporter: the california highway patrol is ready, too. >> we're always ready. we're expecting lots of crashes. >> if you crash, drive off the freeway, if you can, if you can't, stay in the car with your seat belt on. the best edadvice is to be safen the first place. slow down and pay attention. >> put your phones away. no texting and driving. no talking on the cell phone. >> reporter: we found drivers getting ready for the rain before a single drop fell, changing out windchill wipers. >> leaving a little early because i know there's going to be more craziness on the road than usual. >> now if you come across a downed power line in the roadway, pg&e says assume it's a live wire and therefore dangerous. call in a professional. if you lose power at your home, you can report it. the outage line is 1-800-pgh-5002. you can follow them on twitter. if you hit standing water, d
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Nov 28, 2012 11:00pm PST
ruling will stand and same sex will once again be legal in california. san francisco city officials are asking the court for 24 hours notice if the ban on same sex is lifted. if the supreme court agrees to hear the case, the ban on same sex would remain in place until a final ruling. >>> back to our series of storms. drenched and drowned. this is a live picture of a san jose neighborhood soaked by heavy rain and now they are racing to get ready for an even bigger storm around the quarry. >>> after the weather we are dealing with now, the ground is saturated. in a six-however period earlier today we picked up close to two inches of rainfall. that includes loss ail toes and the peninsula. the current problem as temperatures cool off, plenty of fog rolling in to the hills. we will track the storm and have the full time line coming up. >>> armed and dangerous. ahead new video of a jewelry heist in the south bay. police want you to the take a look at it. >>> plus, they are going to other communities, to livermore, walnut creek. >> one east bay city fighting to keep customers in their own
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Nov 26, 2012 11:00am PST
. >>> a deadly weekend on california roadways claimed 27 lives, including six people from the bay area. one of those deadly crashes happened saturday night on highway 50 near placerville. when a driver of a prius slammed into a minivan. three members in the prius died. a 4-year-old placerville van were killed. five others were injured in the crash. investigators are looking into the cause. >> an investigation leading into the impairment of that driver. >> the witnesses say the cause may have been a deer. they are often seen in the area and drivers are forced to swerve to avoid them. >>> in the meantime, police are looking for someone who hit and killed a woman sunday night walking northbound right near oyster point boulevard. several other cars causing more injuries. the accident shutdown northbound 101 for hours. there is no car description at this time and it is not clear why the woman was walking on 101 in the first place. >>> temperatures are dropping across the bay area today forcing thousands of homeless people to look for a place to escape the cold. tonight, they will get a bed
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Nov 24, 2012 11:00pm PST
here that will drop down through northern california will bring us some high clouds tomorrow but no rain just yet. high pressure is still holding its ground. moving slightly now into southern california and arizona to wrap up the weekend. so we've got a dry pattern we think through at least tuesday. however, big changes coming up tuesday night into wednesday. we'll see a deep area of low pressure forming here offshore. and this will slingshot in at least a couple of fairly strong systems. one in on wednesday that will bring us not only the rain but also some gusty winds, especially on the coast. and then by friday as those winds across the water work that long period swell toward the coast, friday into saturday could see some high surf and then the next round of rain comes in thursday night into friday and into the start of next weekend. so in the meantime enjoy the rest of a fairly dry weekend. but a little chilly, we think, maybe out toward those east bay valleys tomorrow. 67 degrees in san jose for sunday afternoon. notice the temperatures in tri-valley, mostly upper 60s. but the
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
such as standard & poor's are already noting california's new income and viewing its financial outlook favorably. >>> long-time east bay congressman pete stark conceded his race for reelection today to a political newcomer and fellow democrat almost 50 years younger than him. 80-year-old stark lost to dublin city councilman and prosecutor eric swalwell who is just 31 years old. swalwell says he will help end gridlock in washington. he says it won't be easy, but his youth and optimism will hill. >> the 113th congress will be the youngest, most inexperienced congress in the history of congress. and i see that not as a liability, but as an opportunity. >> swalwell turns 32 next week and will be the second youngest member after 31-year-old aaron schock of illinois. congressman stark, who was first elected in 1972, did not grant any interviews today and left a campaign event last night without talking to any reporters. he did however issue a statement that reads it has been my honor to serve the female of the east bay for the last 40 years. i congratulate mr. swalwell on his victory
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Nov 23, 2012 11:00pm PST
puddi. . >> we couldn't find any places in the day area. there is one place in tahoe, california. what else is in taho right now? with ur talking about snow and snow men. >> they dusted a fair amount of snow. this is the nirs in teb o ten years. the summit has been opened. >> nearly a dozen area resorts are now open. if you like beautiful weather, i don't think our skins ran away with our finding. clear peninsulas, also back in the eet way. >> otherwise, today, not doing a whole lot of late november. rook at these temperatures below 70s in downtown jose. >> nor tonight, a huge drop off. 20-30 drg colder than the daytime highs. >> the largest concern will be like yesterday. we'll have the interstate five corridor. if you're heading back into the central value, that's something you'll want to look out for. squl let's take you outside of that live hd sky camera network: you can see you have some traffic but not nearly as much. >> tonight shlgs hopefully, a lot of people just enjoying a little bit of the holiday. we're off to see the same thing in san francisco. that will be in the forecas
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Nov 21, 2012 11:00pm PST
disputes and lay a legal foundation for the people. the judicial of california praised the reen for great advancements and stabilizing in the area. >> he was proud of the work he was doing. but he didn't try to use it for his own gain or advantage or anything. he was proud to be a marine. and proud to serve the country. >> reporter: proud but humble. the judge says his son wouldn't have it any other way. >> and the award is made to matthew. but it's in recognition for everything that all the military has done in afghanistan. >> he will receive the award in december. >>> let's bring in jeff raineri as he head into thanksgiving. things looking good so far. >> the storm system has moved off to the east. we're not finding any rain drop on the bay area roads at the current moment. that's the good news. here's something you may not like too much. it is november. it's getting close to the holidays. with the storm clearing out, we have areas of clearing across the bay area in the north bay. that's where temperatures are dropping the coldest. 44 in santa rosa. 45 in napa. likely some 30s. we
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm PST
superstorm. >>> and new here at 6:00, cap and trade start here is in california tomorrow. we uncover what it means for the state's environment and for the state's economy. we'll have those stories, and a first of its kind gas station opening up in the bay area when we see you at six. >> see you then. "nightly news" is next with
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Nov 17, 2012 5:30pm PST
this morning after a southern california man was arrested at the oakland airport. here's of what happened. thursday night. jeffrey mcgann was about to board a flight to l.a. police say mcgann was going through security when a federal agent saw what he believed was a suspicious device. the device a watch that apparently looked look a timing device for an explosive. the bomb squad was called in. determined it was not a threat. he came into the airport wearing a watch that had a toggle switch, it had fuses, it had a circuit board, and also had wires protruding from it. >> that is not all. police also say mcgann was wearing boots that were two sizes too dig with a secret compartment carved in the middle of the shoe. he is being charged with possession of material to make a destructive device. but his friend say it is all a misunderstanding. and that mcgann is simply a unique artist. >>> coming up next, a particularly tough week for a popular bay area comedian. first an arrest in oakland. now, thousand of fans are demanding a refund after a bizarre and short show at oracle arena last
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Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
2008, largely because of more than 200 stores that have opened in northern california that now sell groceries. many of them like walmart are nonunion and don't have to pay the operating costs they do. this woman has been shopping at her neighborhood store for 22 years. >> these are nice people. it's like a family. >> if she sees striking workers sunday morning, she'll shop somewhere else, at least until the dispute is settled. >> if there is a strike on sunday morning, all of the knob hill stores here in the bay area will remain open. they plan to bring in nonon onworkers to fill those shifts. reporting live in los gatos, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >> thanks, marianne. >>> switching to the forecast now, the slow moving halloween storm brought with it some impressive rainfall totals. we have more changes on the way. jeff ranieri is in the nbc bay area weather center with more. >> it was moving at about 15 to 20 miles an hour. you could have rode a bike from the north bay to the south bay quicker than this storm system. let's get a look at the radar now. you can see the storm
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Nov 10, 2012 5:00pm PST
shutting down now across northern california. we saw a few actually south of san jose down around salinas and gilroy. in the see airs, snow still flying from highway 50 down toward yosemite and we'll let you know if rain and snow will impact the rest of the weekend when we come back. >>> vietnam veterans in the south bay broke ground today on a memorial in honor of the men ho did not return home. the san jose vietnam war memorial will have the names of the 142 south bay men who were killed in action. the monument is located in guadalupe park across the street from hp pavilion. the project has deep personal meaning for many involved. >> we're absolutely ecstatic that this is being built. obviously, it's not about us. it's about the 142 heroes that are going on on this wall. we have guys on the wall that we grew up with, we went 0 high school with. >> organizers used private money for the project but are also raising funds to pay some of the bills and for upkeep. it is expected to be complete in about two months. >> volunteers handed out food and clothing to thousands of people in richmond
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Nov 16, 2012 11:00pm PST
associates ranked us highest in member satisfaction among health plans in california. we're focusing on the big things so you can enjoy the little things. kaiser permanente. thrive. >>> multiple shootings in east san jose. we'll continue to follow this and have an update at 7:00 al. good night. have a great weekend. [ female announcer ] this is the story of eves. [ eves ] years ago, i hurt my shoulder drag racing. that's when i decided to take it easy, so i took up hang gliding. [ female announcer ] a grandpa who refuses to grow up. [ eves ] the pain was bad, but the thought of not being a hang glider pilot was worse. [ female announcer ] that's when eves turned to sutter health's palo alto medical foundation. [ eves ] the doctors that i dealt with, they got it, that this old guy wanted to return as a hang glider pilot. they got me flying again. [ female announcer ] palo alto medical foundation, and sutter health -- our story is you. >> announcer: it's "the tonight show with jay leno," featuring rickey minor and "the tonight show" band. tonight, jay welcomes -- chris matthews, from c
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Nov 8, 2012 11:00pm PST
a positive i.d. hughes moved to california years ago but became estranged from her family on the east coast. >>> an update now to a story we first brought you last night at 11:00. a man is in jail tonight after a dui stop turned explosive in san jose. this is amateur video of the scene next to that new casino matrix. police say they pulled over 35-year-old james mcgill on north 1st street near 101. while searching his car they found a live pipe bomb. officers then called in the bomb squad, who safely destroyed it. >>> six members of the secretive counterterrorism unit known as s.e.a.l. team 6 are in trouble for helping a redwood city-based video game company. electronic arts paid the s.e.a.l.s for consulting work on a new combat game called "medal of honor: war fighter." the deputy commander of the naval special warfare says the s.e.a.l.s provided classified information to the company. one of the s.e.a.l.s is actually part of that mission that killed osama bin laden. details of the punishment have not been revealed. >>> coming up, identity thieves taking a big leap forward. >> we
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Nov 5, 2012 11:00pm PST
know tonight there will be thousands of questionable votes here in california. this has nothing to do with politics. instead, life and death literally. the ballots for dead people are still being cast. the investigative unit has uncovered the story. stephen stock joins us with the details. >> raj, we found more than 25,000 questionable voters throughout california. why and how is that possible? the names on the voter rolls share the exact same name, date of birth, and zip code as someone who is dead. it is fraud? human error? a problem with california's election system? we discovered it appears the answer in this case is all of the above. every trip to the mailbox during election season brings anxiety for bill morrison. >> this stuff should not be coming. >> as each election day approaches, he continues to get mail for his late wife carol, the love of his life for 33 years. >> it angers me and it hurts because she is dead. >> dead for almost a decade. she passed away on may 18th, 2004 after a four-year battle with cancer. >> she was really a good person. >> reporter: that's why it
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Nov 19, 2012 11:00pm PST
clear message to fans. >>> coming up, the fbi arrests four california men accused of plotting to help al qaeda. we'll tell you what the agents think they were up to. >>> also -- >> i think a lot of this was a scam, too. i think he was paying the interest from people putting in more money. >> a south boy business man owes the public more than $10 million. the investigative unit follows the money trail to get some answers. >>> we'll have more with the 49ers and the giants. the giants. the hollywood heavy-hitters set to premiere at the world series movie debut. >>> i'm jeff raineri in the weather center. we're tracking the storm right now, after two storms in the past five days. here comes the next one. it's going to be slow-moving. but eventually, it will produce some rain on the travel holiday. here's a look at the estimated delays we could see in the next two days. 30 minutes to over one hour. >>> a developing story tonight. four southern california men are charged with plotting to kill americans abroad and at home. the men were arrested for planning to bomb government facilities
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Nov 6, 2012 11:00pm PST
night in america. and a crucial night here in california. the presidential race is over but many races here in the bay area are still in play at this late hour. on the bottom of your screen, you'll notice a ticker, an nbc ticker, with all the current local results. >> we have team live coverage for you on the presidential race and the other issues on the ballots. jean elle with a who's who in san francisco. david trujillo is in san jose. and sam brock is here to sort through the facts with us. >> let's start with jean elle with the celebration in san francisco, with a lot of supporters. >> reporter: this is a party for senator dianne feinstein. she won re-election tonight. but many supporters had tv screens on. and every time there was good news about president obama, they would cheer, applauding what was happening on the other side of the nation. senator feinstein says her victory is important. but the president's re-election is key. she will set the tone for the nation and lawmakers. she is looking forward to a conversation with president obama. she wants to tell the president to end
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Nov 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
culture in the california national guard. >>> in tonight's reality check, a billion dollars of san jose investment in just six months? we take a look at mayor reed and city council's lofty goal. >> we're about to undergo major changes after near record setting heat and 75 in santa cruz. we're tracking two development storms and let you know when the rain arrives in a few minutes. >>> the lawyer for two nurses say their clients acted negligently not criminally. the inmates medical care, elmarch algodo and ra dofl foe were taken into custody. they were in possession of controlled substances. the lawyer says the nurses were keeping few unused pills for instances when the inmates refused to take their meds to make up for shortages in the inventory. >> $1 billion in just six months, that is the goal that mayor chuck reed and the san jose city council has set for investment in the city. is it even possible? in tonight's reality check, sam brach sits down with all of the players to find that answer. and sam, has the mayor set the sights too high? >> the truth of the matter is the demand i
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Nov 25, 2012 11:00pm PST
garage to have co detectors here in california and multiunit buildings have until january 1st to am ply. i just learned some of the victims have been released from the hospital. fire officials say old heaters starting up with the cold weather are a common cause for carbon monoxide poisoning. crews are searching for the source. they say if you have symptoms or a detector goes off in your home, call 9111 and get out of the building immediately. live in san francisco, monty francis, nbc bay area news. >> lucky family and good reminder. >>> it has been a deadly weekend on roadways across the state. the california highway patrol says 25 people died on the roads during what is one of the busiest travel times of the year. one of those deadly crashes happened last night on highway 50 near placerville where three members of a bay area family died. kimberly tere has new information on who these victims were. >> we are learning more about the victims. both vehicles were carrying families with very young children. chp says the prius swerved in to path of oncoming traffic hitting a minivan. >> t
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Nov 29, 2012 6:00pm PST
the prop 8 in california. we'll have reaction from both sides and how fran is preparing for tomorrow's ruling. >>> also, lotto fans rejoice. the new option coming to california and what it could mean for the state budget. plus -- >> reporter: and speaking of that state budget, in tonight's reality check, we look at redevelopments and whether or not claims are true that city governments could be bilked by the state out of their own land. >>> good evening. i'm jeff ranieri in the weather center. we're tracking the storm as rain moves in across the bay. >>> for decades, redevelop many served as a tool for cities until the great recession hit and california's governor dissolved them to save money. some local governments say they're losing more than they ever bargained for. in only the's reality check, sam brock examines one city's claim that the state of california might rob its taxpayers of hundreds of millions in assets. >> good evening. this subject matter is all on display in a letter sent to santa clara taxpayers in which the city's mayor warned the city might raid its cup
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Nov 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
is without question the biggest case of money laundering that we have seen in california. >> reporter: several organizations including nonprofit california common cause that filed the complaint with the state claimed one of the groups involved, the center to protect patient rights, has ties to the billionaire kosh broth koch brothers. they're investigating the large donation since they require contributors be identified if they give to nonprofits with the intent to spend money on state campaigns. >> we're going to pursue every option we have to ensure that the political transparency laws in california are adhered to and whether it is with respect to this particular organization from arizona or any of the other groups that are also involved in this matter. >> reporter: one of the campaigns funded by the $11 million is prop 30, a tax initiative sponsored gi governor brown. the other is prop 32 which will ban payroll deductions for political purposes. >> i'm curious about who are these people that think they need to secretly influence california elections, and where is the money coming
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Nov 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
seen major accidents, just a lot of traffic tie ups. i just did get off the phone with a california highway patrol spokes woman and said there was 100 more crashes reported today than yesterday. we are talking about known hot spots where rain and speed just don't mix. a california highway patrol officer had no choice but to use his patrol car. the roadways so narrow not even a tow truck could make it through. he watched as the driver of the van spun out creating the chain reaction. >> they drive too fast especially around these curves here. any liquid on the pavement you are going to spin out. >> reporter: he watches the traffic all day from the windows of his restaurant. >> i have seen it all, cars flippeover, the helipad in the back. all the time, dry, wet. people are getting flown out of here. >> reporter: a retired san francisco police officer says he sees it, too. >> the chps are never sitting here for more than four minutes because this road makes people crazy. they drive too fast. they don't pay attention to the conditions. >> reporter: the conditions were rainy, foggy and wi
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Nov 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
the piece that may be missing here. >> oregon and california have laws on the books allowing patients to use medical marijuana. the doctor says she's prescribed it before with her young patients, but she uses it more often with adolescents. still, her mom says she was desperate to find something to help her daughter deal with the side effects of her treatment. >> i felt like i was going to lose my child. at that point i knew that i would do whatever it took to save her life. >>> speaking of marijuana, it could be the first in the country. a public university with a department devoted to pot. humboldt will be taking advantage of its location in the prime growing region. the csu campus will open the institute for research. they will coordinate research mock 11 faculty members from politics, psychology and sociology of pot. ucberkeley and ucla are two of the largest colleges in california. they're also the most dangerous. they averaged crime data over the last four years ucla among the country was number one. uc berkeley was number three. san diego state is number seven. and uc
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Nov 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
california and end in the bay area. the 750 mile tour begins in escondido on may 12th. ends eight days later in santa rosa. another first for the tour, the route will take riders to the top of mount diablo instead of just halfway up. san jose will host the time trial, and san francisco and livermore will serve as host cities. livermore a last-minute edition after the community stepped forward to help the city pay expenses. >>> something is causing you pain or anguish in your life you should get rid of it. that's the common wisdom. >> but for one san jose man, the situation wasn't that simple. nbc bay area's garvin thomas is here with tonight's bay area proud. garvin, tough decisions and incredible results. >> we often praise our pro athletes by saying they never give up. jeff schmidt could teach them and the rest of us about not quitting. here is a man who took almost 18 hours to complete a single race. and that wasn't even the tough part of the journey. his much longer struggle is tonight's bay area proud. >> reporter: when something is simple, something is so easy anyone can do it, w
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Nov 27, 2012 11:00pm PST
spaexpansive, you see it's miles away from the california coast line. there's the buoy wind gusts topping 30 miles an hour. no doubt tomorrow morning winds will be materializing as the cold front gets closer. over the next couple out of hours not looking for too much, but at 5, 6, 7:00, that is where it's ramping up. and also the wind, watch the red zone pop up over the north, down in the south bay, turns to the purple color, look at the legend at the bottom of the screen, that is correlating with gusts that could be as high as 50 miles an hour for parts of the greater bay area, which could mean isolated power outages and trees down. we will have the timeline and how long it will last, all four symptotomach -- all four storms coming up later on. >>> not what people want to ear in parts of the bay area. tonight, many are preparing and few are waiting. we are live where it's still dry, but not for long. >> jessica, right now, conditions are perfect for preparing for the incoming storms and tonight, that is what we found people doing. >> reporter: the storm warning had some home owners shove
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Nov 20, 2012 5:00pm PST
today indicates he was one of four southern california men who bought tickets to mexico last thursday with plans to fly from there to istanbul, turkey. agents arrested them last friday. the cover story for their trip was that the two of them were going to go work in dubai in the importing and exporting of perfume. they also planned to receive a wedding invitation to pakistan, providing an excuse to travel there. to lower their profile prior to traveling, the men removed inflammatory messages from their social media pages. >>> a resignation and investigations, all because of a single letter. that letter enabled a registered sex offender to volunteer at a church festival for kids at a school in san jose. nbc bay area's marianne favro has been following the story and joins us live from the st. francis cabrini school with the developments. >> reporter: the pastor here at st. francis cabrini church has resigned. we now mow more about the letter from the diocese of san jose that enabled a registered sex offender to volunteer here near kids. this is the letter signed by human resour
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Nov 6, 2012 11:00am PST
, but we know that fundamental foundation will be education. >> reporter: california news new web registration added 600,000 new voters to the election. they are young and mostly democrat. political observers are most independent and may not follow party lines. they could choose president obama, but not show the same support for prop 30. those against prop 30 feel the governor put education out front. >> it was a false choice to say it was either education, funding or the cuts. it was tied to education. that was the best way to get the voters to go along with the tax increase. >> reporter: proposition 30 needs 50% to pass. both sides agree this is going to be very close. as for governor brown, he held that one last rally this morning. he says that's it for today. he will spend the rest of the day hiking. reporting live, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >>> and prop 30 is up against proposition 38. another education-related tax. it is being funded by mol molly munger. she spent more than $47 million on that proposition. it would raise an estimated $10 billion for schools and pay
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Nov 22, 2012 11:00pm PST
, there were the marching bands, including one from the bay area. >> from california, here's the saratoga marching band and color guard. students from every continent on the globe is represented in the band. they played the "2012 american overture." >> i watched it this morning. they were spectacular. the saratoga marching band and color guard was 1 of 11 bands nationwide chosen to participate in this parade. >>> still ahead at 11:00, strategy turned into a valuable lesson. friends of a young woman speak out. >>> and a massive pileup in texas. we'll tell you what sparked the crash involving more than 150 vehicles. >>> and it's a choice that has niners fans taking sides. smith or cap nick. >>> we are tracking a cold night tonight for black friday shoppers. temperatures are plummeting in the north bay with low 40s. we'll tell you who could hit 30s. no travel delays due to weather if you're picking somebody up from the airports it looks good. we'll tell you about the travel trouble spots on the roads. >> also, my nieces, cindy and mckenzie in oklahoma. happy holidays and happy thanksgiving.
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Nov 9, 2012 11:00am PST
. how california train robberies are hurting your wallet. >>> then the vice president, mr. joe biden, takes on a second job as an actor. >> announcer: coming up next it's "30 rock" followed by access hollywood live. at 1:00 watch "days of our lives" on the nbc bay area. >>> a crime that dates back more than 100 years appears to be making a comeback as nbc investigative reporter steven stock tells us, this is a crime that's costing americans billions of dollars every year. >> reporter: this is one of those crimes that very few people want to talk about but one that impacts every one of us nearly every day. it's thieves stealing tens of thousands, even millions of dollars worth of merchandise right off moving freight trains. and while it may sound like something out of a spaghetti western movie from the wild wild west, we discovered that it's happening all over the country nearly every day and that some of the hottest spots for this theft are right here in california. >> reporter: in a remote place like this one, when the sun goes down, the risk of cargo theft from passing freight trai
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Nov 12, 2012 11:00am PST
in one california city. >>> and a live look outside spanning over the south bay. that is san jose. christina loren will tell you about the crisp day outside. the news at 11:00 starts right now. >>> good morning. thanks for being with us. i' i'm marla tellez. >> i'm jon kelley. union city police investigating a bizary hiizarre death. a young man stuffed in a trash can. we have bob redell with more. >> reporter: good morning, jon. we know the lady who lives in the home behind me on tenth street made the discovery sunday morning at 11:00. as she took out the trash, she noticed a bin that wasn't hers. she found a man slouched, feet at the bottom and head at the top. she recognized him at 21-year-old joshua perez. a family friend whom she watched grow up as a kid and sometimes stayed at her house. she and other family members tried to wake him. he was unresponsive, but still alive, but arrived at the hospital and later died. >> he was a good uncle and good brother to me. he was a good son. he didn't deserve to be put in a trash can. he's not garbage. >> reporter: that's joshua's older
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Nov 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
cities in the state of california, they've been fighting to keep the redevelopment funds or to keep them coming. if you're well aware, governor jerry brown has wanted to do away with those. reporting live here in union city, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >>> today the bay area's air pollution district starts cracking down on anybody violating burn bans during the the spare the air alerts. before today, first-time violators got off with a simple warning letter. but it's changing starting today. now they'll be required to take a class online or pay a $100 fine. second-time offenders will face paying a $500 fine. >>> this morning's rain helped spare the air this morning. >> refreshing, cool, cleaned everything off. >> meteorologist christina loren. clearing out. >> it is clearing out and leaving behind good air quality. so breathe it in. take it in. still smells like showers out there. a live look at san francisco. sun breaking through the clouds. not by much but still starting to break through the clouds. we'll see limited sunshine all across the board today. this is san jose, a much
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